The Saarlanders are in a much better position. After eight games, they are in fourth place and can oust SC Freiburg II from third place with a draw. It was certainly helpful to win again (6:0) after four consecutive draws against SpVgg Bayreuth. Today it should work with the next three – and the quiet promotion ambitions get more food.


    The squad from the Ruhr area was in a goal mood during the week. In the second round of the Lower Rhine state cup, they clearly won away at the state league club 1. FC Wülfrath (9:0). Maybe this sense of achievement was needed to finally get started in the league. Two weeks ago they managed to win their first win of the season at home against FC Erzgebirge Aue (2-1), but Essen recently went bankrupt at VfL Osnabrück (0-1). In the classification, that’s currently only enough for 18th place.


    Hello and welcome to the end of the ninth game day in the 3rd division! In the duel between the bottom of the table and promotion places, 1. FC Saarbrücken is a guest at Rot-Weiss Essen today. Kick-off is at 7:00 p.m.